RCMB IVA Averts Strike in Pumps Manufacturing Company

A whopping Php 4.8Million was the total monetary package sealed on September 21, 2021 as Ebara Pumps Philippines, Inc. and the Ebara Benguet Inc. Employees Union (EBIEU-OLALIA) came to an agreement for their CBA covering January 2021 – January 2022

This came after over a month of the never-ending persistence of Conciliator Mediator Michelle Jean O. Renido.

On August 5, 2021 the Union filed a Notice of Strike before the RCMB-IVA citing Bargaining Deadlock on 11 items which are prolonged plant shutdown, reduced work week, reporting pay, wage increase, seniority pay, vacation leave, sick leave, additional holiday pay, 13th month pay, canteen meal allowance, and loyalty service award.

The union also alleged Unfair Labor Practice grounded on bargaining in bad faith.

Over the course of the seven conferences, the discussions were narrowed down to the lone issue of wage increase.

Settlement on this matter resolves all other items cited above which became the key of the Branch to avert the strike in this pump manufacturing company.

The parties came to an agreement of wage increase at Php 25/day and a Php 45/day for the 4th year and 5th year, respectively.

The Agreement also comes with a Php 4,000.00 one-time financial assistance grant for every covered employee.

Ebara Pumps Philippines, Inc. is located at Calamba City, Laguna with 173 employees and is represented by Mr. Hitoshi Kawaguchi and Ms. Jasmin Reano.   

Ebara Benguet Inc. Employees Union (EBIEU-OLALIA), the sole and exclusive bargaining agent with 123 members, is represented by its Union President Laurence Oliver De Guia and assisted by Albert Jardinero/Rudy Bela of OLALIA.